Noden is derived from "Nodens" a Celtic deity associated with healing and hunting. The name Nodens is cognate with Nuada, an important figure from Irish mythology. Nuada was a great hunter and the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann, who was disqualified from kingship after losing his hand in battle. However, his hand was restored after he was given a working silver one by the divine-smith.
He was also worshipped in ancient Britain, most notably in a temple complex at Lydney Park in Gloucestershire between 300 to 500 AD. The devoted made offerings of small bronze representations of their diseased limbs. He was sometimes identified with the protective Mars or the regenerative Silvanus and his companion and symbol was a deerhound whose lick could cure the afflicted.
Noden Pharma DAC connects with Nodens as it is a company that values highly the core principles behind the Nodens legacy; Healing: Improving health outcomes and quality of life. Hunt: Product search and acquisition is an integral part of our strategy. In fact, the Noden Pharma emblem depicts a bird in full flight and each of its multi-coloured wings are formed in the shape of the healing hands of Nodens.